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Islay Single Malt Whisky, ‘Port Cask Matured’, Kilchoman Distillery

Anthony Wills and his wife, Kathy, created Kilchoman from a collection of derelict farm buildings in 2005, and in doing so, established the first new distillery on Islay in over 124 years. Their passion for whisky has transformed Kilchoman from a dream into a celebrated reality. The small team at this farm distillery controls as many aspects of the production process as possible, from growing their own barley, to floor malting the grain on site, to operating the stills by hand. Their resulting Single Malt Whiskies have become highly-prized ambassadors of this next generation of Islay producers.

Producer:
Country:
United Kingdom
Region:
Scotland
Spirit Type:
Whiskey
Spirit Sub Type:
Scotch
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
UPC:
892032043762

Tasting Notes

The 2018 edition is a vatting of thirty ruby port hogsheads filled in 2014, yielding a total of 10,000 bottles. Anthony and the team’s commitment to full-term maturation has continued, with the decision to age exclusively in port casks rather than using such barrels for finishing, this gives the whisky an added dimension, with layers of red fruits, creamy vanilla and floral sweetness that flood in with the intensity expected of a 50% abv bottling strength.

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